Xochiteotl (MH832v)

Xochiteotl (MH832v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochiteotl (perhaps "Flower Divinity") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a flower of at least five petals. Below the flower is an anthropomorphic head in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. The figure's hair seems to stand up to cover the flower somewhat.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is another example of the personalization of teotl, which shows Christian influence.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio xochiteotl

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Xochiteotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

flowers, flores, deidades, fuerzas divinas, espíritus, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La fuerza divina de la flor (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 832v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=739&st=image

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

Historical Contextualizing Image: